Erratic Shifting of the Automatic Transmission on Oldsmobile Silhouette

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

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Average mileage: 142,655 (80,000–250,000)
6 model years affected: 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2004
16 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
rpm ramp up when shifting... dragging.... hard shifts. Engine code was 1st 2nd gear shift solenoid
Shift either too hard or wont shift at all. I have to stop turn it off and restart. Sometimes that works.
Shifts really hard when trying to get up to speed on an on ramp or taking off frm a stop light. I find that if possible let her sit rest for a bit and she's good to go for a while. After a long day of stop and go and hills she was struggling to shift and when she finally did she over heated. By the time I was able to pull over I had a cracked head. Her shifting and over heating was immediate, not sure if the shifting problem caused the over heating but it seemed that way.
Transmission control solenoid failed. At this point the entire transmission was rebuilt.
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